The School is managed by the Board of Governors, of which there are eight. Six of these are appointed by the general meeting of the Association (see below) and two are appointed by the Chair of the Association, His Excellency The British Ambassador. One member is the 'Governor Parental Interests' who has been nominated by the Governor Parental Interest Nominating Committee, the other appointment is at the Ambassador's discretion. A number of Governors have children currently or previously attending the BSN.
The Governors meet approximately every six weeks during the term time. The Principal is invited to attend the Governors' meetings and is normally joined by the Director of Finance. Each Governor has a key area of interest to which he or she will pay particular attention. In addition to this, a Governor may take on one or more activities in the development of the school.
Each Governor tries to visit one of our campuses each term, spending time at the school. These visits focus on a particular aspect of the school during each visit, be it information technology, social development, or a curricular issue such as English or music, etc. These visits are an important means for the Governors to stay in touch with the working of the schools, their staff and pupils. The findings of the visits are discussed in the Governors meetings.
The Governors review the ongoing financial picture of the school against budget and one or more agenda items are placed before the Governors dealing with medium and long-term development of the school. One of the standard items at the meetings is to review general school affairs and events as outlined in the Principal's Report - this report covers aspects of school life, focussing on academic development, staff and pupil issues and health and safety. The report also covers notable activities such as field trips, sports, visits to the school and so on.
BSN Governance: A glimpse into the role of The Board of Governors
|Members of the Board of Governors|
|Name||Strategic Responsibility||School Liaison|
|Mr Peter Bayliff OBE||Chairman, Legal and Educational Attainment||Overall|
|Mrs Selvei Topping||Parental Interests||Overall|
|Ms Stephanie Boyde||Human Resources||Overall|
|Mr Yalçın Canatan||Finance, Real Estate and Environmental Issues||Overall|
|Mr Kevin Douglas||ICT and Co-Curricular Activities||Junior School Vlaskamp|
|Mr Thierry Guisan|| ||Junior School Leidschenveen|
|Ms Rebecca Sagar||Government, External Relations, Health and Safety, and Security||Junior School Diamanthorst|
|Mrs Alison Smith||Child Care and Child Protection||Senior School Voorschoten and Language Centre |